How Do You Protect Your Mind?
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”(1 Peter 5:8)
Satan attacks the most vulnerable place in us, our Mind. He attacks our thoughts and emotions resulting in depression, pain, suspicion, self-pity, stubbornness, misunderstanding. A person effected in the mind cannot progress much. He becomes crippled. Some of the ways how satan works are;
- He uses all your past life and hurts and keeps reminding you which crushes your spirit.
- He works through your loved ones and bring you hurt.
- He keeps telling you all discouraging words like ‘what do you think of yourself, you cannot do it, you are not worthy enough, you can never make it, your will life will be miserable forever, you are never going to have financial breakthrough, God doesn’t love you anymore, etc.’
If you are constantly bombarded with these types of thoughts, know that the devil is attacking your mind.
So how can we protect ourselves from the schemes of the devil? The Bible says in Ephesians 6:10-18 to “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
- Renew your mind (Romans 12:1-2): Old ideas, opinions, world views must be replaced with the scripture. Fill your mind with the word of God. Be persistent in prayer.
- Sing Praises to God (Isaiah 61:3): Praise and worship have tremendous power. When you praise God, your heaviness will be lifted away from you.
- Reject doubts that arise from circumstances (Peter 1:8-9): Never give yourself into negative thoughts. Speak the words of faith.
- Remember that victory is already accomplished (2 Corinthians 5:17): The defeat of satan by our Lord Jesus Christ is complete. The victory is already achieved. Now it’s our responsibility to exercise the victory. The Devil can have grip on you, only when you give him. Exercise your authority and kick him out.
Father, cover my mind with the helmet of salvation reminding me constantly that I am your child and the enemy cannot mess with me. Fix my thoughts on you alone. Help me to think what is right, pure and praiseworthy. In Jesus name, Amen.
— Shabna Nikhil